Rec Mrs Mellor

Wriggly Nativity

What a performance! I’m sure you agree that our children were real superstars! They worked so hard and had lots of fun. Thank you to everyone for helping your child practise their lines and for providing costumes. Your continued support is much appreciated. You can still purchase a copy of our Nativity DVD priced £6.00. Please let your class teacher know if you would like a copy. 

Grandparents Decoration Day

Thank you to all who attended this special day. Your grandchildren were so proud to have you with us and your kindness and support made this such a special day. 

It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

To begin our Christmas activities we wrote an invitation to our grown ups to invite them to watch our Nativity Show. 

 

Special People 

This term we will be thinking about what we would like to do when we grow up. We have had some very special people visit us to tell us all about their job and the work they do to look after us and keep us safe. We met a Doctor, some Police Officers, Fire Fighters and our reverend Dianne. 

 

What a busy few weeks! 

As usual there has been lots going on in Reception and so much fun learning. As part of our creative curriculum we had a deeper learning week where we looked at the text ‘The Selfish Giant’ We thought about what selfish means and what it means to be a kind, respectful and loving person. We took part in lots of activities including castle making, role play, drama and music. 

We have discussed our ideas of what a hero is, and how people have helped to make our world a better place during our Remembrance Day reflections. We marked this occasion with some lovely activities including poppy making and celebration medals. 

To start our new topic of special people and those who help us we welcomed Dental Nurse Anne Jepson who kindly visited our reception classes to talk to the children about good oral health. Anne played some games with the children to teach them how to brush their teeth correctly and explore which foods and drinks are good and not so good for our teeth. 

 

We have been thinking about children in need and what this means to us. The children had lots of ideas about how we could raise money for those less fortunate. We reflected upon how fortunate we are and how we should always help others’ when we can. We took parts in lots of fun activities to mark this event beginning with ‘The Big Move’ nationwide live stream with Joe Wicks and Pudsey the Bear. This exercise programme was live with many schools up and down the country joining in this morning. 

We are very busy preparing for our annual Nativity performance and we are so excited to showcase our amazing acting and singing skills to our loved ones. Please take a couple of minutes when you can to help your child practice their lines which have now been sent home. 

Polite reminders: Grandparents Decoration Day. Many thanks for those who have signed up so far. We still have spaces available. Please let me know if you have a grandparent who would like to attend. 

Postbox Walk. Many thanks to our parents who have kindly volunteered to help walk with us. We need more volunteers to ensure this can go ahead. We are doing our walk at 2:00pm so please let me know if you can help out. 

Finally….please ensure that your child has his/her reading folder in their book bag every day to ensure that I can change their book on their reading day. If you are unsure when this is then please ask. 

PE days as follows; outdoor-Wednesdays, indoors-Fridays. Please note that indoor PE kit consists of shorts and T-shirt. Long tracksuit bottoms and skirt-shorts are not permitted due to the equipment that we use. We do not want clothing restricting movement or becoming trapped in apparatus. Thank you for your continued support. 

Our first half term in reception

We have had a wonderful first half term in school. The children have all settled in beautifully and lots of lovely friendships have been made. This half term we have been exploring shape, and numbers up to six. The children found lots of different ways to represent their ideas and knowledge. 

We have been talking about where we live and how our homes and houses in the world can be very different. We used different media and materials to research and create and represent our own homes. 

The children enjoy exploring different ways to move and keep their bodies fit and healthy through a range of physical activities. 

During this half term we have also been learning about Harvest and Autumn. We went on an Autumnal walk and looked at how leaf’s change colour and texture. We took pictures on the Ipads then came back to class where we discussed what we had observed. We enjoyed looking at our objects more closely using the magnifying glasses and torches. The children were interested to discover which objects allowed light to pass through and which did not. 

Welcome to Reception AM 

It was a pleasure to meet all of our new children and parents at our meetings this week and I am looking forward to an exciting and successful year with you all. Please check our class page regularly to find out all about our learning. 

 
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